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sebelius, the cabinet secretary of health and human services stood her ground. kathleen sebelius testified where chiros grilled about the promise -- where she was grilled about the promise president obama made americans who like their insurance can keep it. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> he pressed kathleen sebelius to say whether the president's promise still listed on the white house website is still true or is it false? kathleen sebelius insisted the president's promise is true for those whose plans qualify. but he artfully dodged the point that 78 million that do not qualify under the obama care law will lose their insurance next year. the report contradicts the obama administration reassurances. that only a few face cancellation. constituents see this so their outrage is widespread. they perceive it as obama duplicity and welcome anyroomied. so on monday -- any remedy. so on monday two democrats introduced s1642, a bill that allows insurance plans offered to individuals to be sold in coming years. here is the description. we said and the president said that if people hav
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the penalty phase from midmarch and when kathleen sebelius was asked about that she said no. there is a practical reason, forget the politics of it. if you give the young healthy people more time to sign up, then there's the danger they will not sign up and the premiums will go up for the older people. it is an income redistribution plan. young people put in their premium money and don't demand a lot in services and so that money will go to pay for the extra benefits for older and sicker people. if you don't have the first part older sicker people will get sticker shock and creates more political problems. >> is there a dead line for that end of november or first of the year or -- >> i would think. not necessarily. i think he could go into early next year. no one faces penalty in the individual mandate until the 30th of march. >> 16 democrats, of them are they all up for reelection or most of them? >> no. most of them. the 15 seats, 16 seats, democrats are defending and some of those in montana. max ba cchus retired. and every democrat who is up for election. and they are al
right there. have a nice weekend. >> bye, everybody. bill: a fox news alert. kathleen sebelius is expected to make some kind of statement within the hour. the president says he's sorry he guaranteed anyone who liked their healthcare plan could keep it but critics say that.not go far enough. martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. last night president obama said he should have explained that memorable promise a little bit better and more effectively. >> i regret have much that what i intended to do where people would be moving into better plans because they want them rather than because they were forced into it. i'm sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. bill: there it is for now and what about it? jonas, good morning to you. did he go far enough? >> i don't think so. that sounded like the most passive-aggressive apology we have heard from a president in a while. bill: you say the was too cute, using a passive voice. >> he said we could have been more clear. that implies they were clear about something and they were honest a
side medicare chief testifying before the senate today. tomorrow hss kathleen sebelius's turn and then what they want to hear. >> i personally shared with the secretary in september tla that there were modules that we were going to delay. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> just a reminder it is election day. so get out and vote. bill hemmer. and big races in the country. virginia democrat terrory mccallus battling it out. and governor chris christie is expected to win reelection easily. and first time in 12 years new york city will pick a new mayor. and the democrat is expected to trounce the republican opponent. >> polls are open until seven. >> the kids will not be able to hear their dad's voice. and it is devastating until they are teenagers and toddlers right now, they
saying it will work. kathleen sebelius is making two stops in florida today. and there was a report out this morning suggesting the white house knew seems this might be damage control on the part of the white house. >> yes, good morning. kathleen sebelius spoke to students about the status of healthcare.gov. and the secretary was asked what did the government know? what did the administration -- were they aware that there could be problems with an october # 1st roll out. based on this report that indicated as early as last march that there may have been problems with logistics, and the number of people using the site. the secretary said they were aware of that report, saying the administration knew about theed a assessment and what issues could be in place. >> they gave a management assessment on what could go wrong, on what some of the issues were, and that was, as you say in march of last year, which was taken very seriously, and action plans were put in place to address those issues and problems. clearly all of them and particularly the timing for end to end testing was not sufficien
aware of that report and here is what kathleen sebelius had to say about that. >> action plans were put in place to address those issues and problems. clearly all of them, and particularly the timing for end to end testing was not sufficient. we have said that over and over again. a number of things that they identified in the march report as vulnerabilities clearly have worked extremely well like the hub. we did exactly what should have been in the middle of a build. and a management assessment of progress in place i think is an appropriate and prudent step to take. >> reporter: and from here in orlando, secretary sebelius travels to miami to continue her assessment that healthcare.gov and the affordable care act is up and running. >> julia thank you very much. >>> people in the midwest are recovering, rebuilding their lives after the deadly string of tornados that tore through the nation's heartland. eight people were killed and dozens more injured. almost 8,000 people remain without power at this hour, and in one of the hardest hit counties, washington, illinois, more than 1 thousand
apply in person effectively. >> reporter: do you have full confidence in kathleen sebelius? >> i think kathleen sebelius, under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last four and a half years, has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets. so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. she wasn't our i.t. person. >> reporter: she's still the right person to do it? >> ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> reporter: brian, to reiterate, the administration is working on a policy. they are not going through congress. they want to do this themselves to figure out a way to keep that promise for people who like their plans they can keep it. they are trying to see if they can fix the loophole and keep the president's promise. >> chuck todd with his conversation a short time ago with the president at the white house. chuck, thanks. >>> now to the big health story that broke earlier today. the fda announcing the federal government plans to phas
secretary kathleen sebelius. >> trying to shift the focus to new orleans, president obama could not note that he has been frustrated with health care.gov. >> i want to go into and fix it myself. >> he was not quite as lighthearted and nbc news when he made it sound like it was a political crisis before catching himself. >> given that i have been burned already with a website, more importantly, the people have been burned by website. >> is embattled health chiefs have was in atlanta is apologizing for a flood website. and she made a new pledge that the administration will find a way to deal with cancellation notices. though she was vague about how they will be that. >> we are looking at a number of options where there may be an opportunity for that number of people to look at plans that they have right now. but there isn't any specific proposal at the table immediately. >> she was also hit with questions about her own future. >> she said she believes the president does have her back. one day after he did not directly answer a question about whether he still has confidence in her. >> i thi
executives and hhs secretary kathleen sebelius on april 12th of this year, just days after both became aware of the mckenzie findings. that's one insz nt. president obama told americans they can keep their doctors and their insuran if they liked them. at least 37 times, during. the president's campaign. we now know those statements are untrue. if obama care could have passed without those president untruths and whether he would have been re-elected. the president invoked executive privilege that would document eric holder's role in operation fast and furious. president obama said that he didn't know of irs' targeting of republicans. nsa spying of world leaders and the department of justice snooping on reporters. the obama administration lied to the american peoplehen they claimed repeatedly that a juvenile veo sparked an uprising that led to the death of four americans in benghazi and the president obama applied untruths to the general assembly, 14 days a of he claimed he knew that benghazi was a terrorist attack. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words tha
and there was no clear definition of success. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and white house chief technology officer todd park were among those briefed about the website and april 4. april 5 at the eisenhower executive office building, a meeting was held inside the white house. two weeks after sebelius was briefed she tried the reassure congress. >> we have the federal house on track and on time. we are moving ahead with marketplaces we'll be individually responsible for and we are working closely with our partners on their timetables for their marketplace. our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running. we are monitoring the contracts an step of the way. >> reporter: white house officials acknowledge there were red flags raised along the way. but nobody imagined the size and scope of the problem. bill: that takes us to the hearings. what can we expect? >>> reporter: there are be tough questions and security and questions for henry chow about the vast majority of people will be able to sign up for obamacare on the website by the end of the month. they are going
services secretary kathleen sebelius was briefed on those problems just a few weeks before she testified in congress that everything was set for the roll out of the site. in any case as the website continues to develop and people sign up, a certain number of young healthy people need to buy in. here to talk about how young adults are viewing the affordable care act, aaron smith, executive director of young invincibles. what are they saying with the website and warnings and red flags that were missed? >> first of all young people are one of the groups that have supported the healthcare law the most but there is a tremendous amount of confusion and lack of information out there. which is a challenge. where we are right now. we're six weeks in. there have been website challenges and enrollment has been low. but i think what we've seen in this that it takes time to infom young people and get them up to speed with what is in this, what their coverage options. what we saw in massachusetts was that those numbers spiked for young people particularly when they could see they could get a really g
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are following at this hour. >> kathleen sebelius, the cabinet secretary overseeing the new health care law, is promoting it now in the sunshine state, as the political storms intesify for her and president obama back in washington. >> the administration is about to jump back into talks with iran over it's nuclear program. and at this hour, the president is briefing key senators on the contours of a potential deal. >> and some tornado victims in illinois are returning to their homes for the first time, and they are finding something money can't buy. ♪ >> there is new evidence today that president obama has now reached the lowest point of his presidency so far. the washington post and abc news just released a new opinion poll showing that approval for mr. obama has dropped to 42 percent. that's the lowest number he's had in office. the president's disapproval rating has jumped up to 55%, the highest number he has had. the fall-off in support for president obama has been fueled by the rollout problems for the new health care law. fifty seven percent of those surveyed now oppose the measure,
would be able to do so later today. kathleen sebelius will have a 3:00 p.m. phone call with the press where she may release the first official numbers. jay carney saying the president has in strubstructed his team w regard to what kind of fix the obama administration may have for the health care debach the thus far. he went onto say it will be about options with regard to individuals who have had their plans cancelled because of the transition. we will continue to follow this for you. in the meantime we need to change gears now. because the 911 calls at a wild cat sanctuary have been released. i want to warn you that some of the sounds are disturbing. trace fwgallagher has the detai. >> reporter: they rescue abused and unwanted big cats. the opener is the one who is the one who discovered the body inside the enclosure. i will play both parts of the 911 call. you can hear when he calls he is inside of the enclosure because he is yelling at the cougars. >>> yeah, that is when he realized how bad her wounds were. one of them had blood on its fur. listen to when he realizes that it is too
challenges kathleen sebelius says she is on it. the deadline is at the end of this week. it is coming up this weekend. she says as far as the web site is concerned it will be a significantly different user experience even if it is not fully fixed. heather and ainsley. >> i don't know how confident that will make people feel. >> that brings us to this morning's look at who is talkingment eugene craig an undergraduate student in maryland is now under fire for writing an article saying obamacare hurts students. >> months after first lady michelle obama delivered the university address the low cost healthcare plans blaming rising cost on obamacare. >> eugene was getting push back for criticizing obamacare. >> i have gotten push back from students, alumni and administrators. >> what did the administrators tell you? >> i had an administrator pull me aside and tell me how our coverage -- indiscernible) especially since we had michelle obama as our speaker. >> you are not supposed to criticize the law because the first lady gave the commencement address? >> apparently commencement addresses supe
services officials are there. days later kathleen sebelius says we're right on track to rolling out flawlessly october 1. are we to assume there was such a culture of intimidation or no drama within the white house that no one has had the courage or the responsibility enough to prime the president and say i just saw a presentation. this fall is going to be scary on the rollout? >> what is curious about that is kathleen sebelius was in the meeting. she was there. marilyn tavenner who runs c.m.s., they were there. they heard. one of the things mackenzie said was if your website is not working, the call centers can't get the stuff into the system. we found that out the hard way. they also said there is no single person in charge. this is a giant bureaucracy. you need a project manager. but the federal government said we can handle it. they couldn't. meanwhile it gets even worse. according to -- so that was that. they knew. they knew going back. how many times do we hear the president and his surrogates say if you like your plan, you can keep it? they have known for years that tens of m
for this if someone is going to. and chuck todd condition the president about kathleen sebelius. i wanted to play that exchange will. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances in the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so that there is a good product for people to get. she doesn't ride code. i think she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. but my priority right now is to get it fixed. and you know, ultimately -- >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed. >>> the buck stops with him. he is not running for re-election. that doesn't answer the question. is he going on stand behind her? >> nothing starts conspiracy theiries in washington more than a nonanswer. he did not just say of course she's my secretary. i have full confidence in her. we all make mistakes. t
now we're watching secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius as he travels to atlanta. he's there to highlight the new health care law and how it's improving access to mental health care. sebelius being joined by the former first lady, rosalyn carter. >>> at least four people are dead after the biggest storm ever recorded slammed into the philippines. typhoon haiyan was packing winds up to 200 miles an hour. more from the aftermath ahead here on "jansing & co." my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i put in the hourswhere i am today by luck. and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so whe
the interview, he responded to critics of hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius. >> under these difficult circumstances for the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. she doesn't write code. she wasn't the i.t. person. >> is she still the right person to do it? >> the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> the president said he assigned a team to close some of the gaps in the health care law to make it more efficient. house speaker john boehner responding to the president's interview saying quote, if the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, he can support this bipartisan effort otherwise the apology means nothing. keep your health plan act which allows people to keep plan that is existed on the market as of january 1st this year through 2014. >>> new jersey governor chris christie not doing anything to quiet the buzz about a presidential run. the man is all over the place. this weekend, he'll be all
at the port of new orleans there. >> the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius said that assurers have to cover addiction just as they do physical illnesses. >> later this morning. >> later this morning, we'll post the final parity rule. it will expand and protect behavioral health benefits for more than 62 million americans. this is the largest expansion of behavioral health coverage in a generation. >> the announcement of good news for the affordable care act law, but they're dealing with glitches, stopping americans from signing up for insurance coverage on the website. >>> it's one of the largest storms ever reported and it's battering the philippines and now moving to vietnam. landfall expected to reach 190 miles an hour. craig is live in hong kong, and what's the latest you're hearing from there? >> well, as you mentioned, it's completely devastated parts of the philippines. the strongest storm ever on the planet arguably at this stage. it hit the east coast, creating storm surges of 15 feet. this is in an area where there were many islands that a 3-foot stor
america. >>> president obama says he is standing by kathleen sebelius. some republicans are calling on her to be fired because of the botched rollout of the affordable care act. >> later this morning, we will post the final parity rule for mental health. [ applause ] >> now that incredibly important law, combined with the affordable care act will expand and protect behavioral health benefits for more than 62 million americans. this is the largest expansion of behavior health coverage in a generation. >> that announce suspect a bit of good news for the affordable care law, but the white house is still dealing with the technical glitches on the website. >>> still ahead on al jazeera america, the philippines hard hit by one of the strongest storms on record. we'll have the latest next. >> we're watching the satellite closely, because now it is moving across the south china sea. the latest coming up in bathe. >>> it is one of the largest and most powerful storms ever recorded and it battered the philippines, now moving towards vietnam. winds reaching an estimated 195 miles an hour. for more we
have raised questions about the president's health care point person, kathleen sebelius. >> i think she'd be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. >> reporter: today in atlanta, sebelius was asked about her standing with the president. >> do you feel the president has your back? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and while they don't have that specific fix yet to announce, i'm told they want to have it by next week. because if they don't, brian, congress will take over and the white house doesn't want that. >> chuck todd on the white house lawn this friday night. thanks. >>> and there's more to report on this health care law. it has to do with mental illness. the new law requires health insurance companies to cover mental illness and substance abuse the same way they cover physical diseases. it's a big deal because it's estimated only a fraction of those people who need those services are getting them currently. we get more from correspondent rehema ellis. >> reporter
was poisoned. >>> kathleen sebelius back on capitol hill. the health and human services secretary facing more questioning about healthcare.gov. >>> and the vicious battles between the individual atlantis and the drug cartels now taking
viqueira at the white house. mike, thank you very much. >>> kathleen sebelius is on the road again today. this as the fallout with the affordable care act continues to grow and grow. julia is in orlando where she will first stop. and the president obama participate wants to do something when they go to florida. what do they want to achieve? >> well, this morning she spoke to students here, and her goal was to let the students and administrators know that the government is addressing issues regarding the website so users can enroll. she spoke about the fact that this is still a new system. enrollment runs through march of 2014. she said we're still in the first quarter of a four-quarter system, and we're working to make everything is working right. this is just one of the latest stops in a series of meetings. they wanto make sure people know the system is working, the government is addressing issues, and as people log on, it will be a success. and the target of letting young people know they can get affordable coverage. dell? >> do we know what the schedule will be in florida? >> they wer
. but secretary kathleen sebelius is hdenyies she ignored the war. >> do you believe the system was delivered on october 1st? >> it was. >> it wasn't performed as well as we liked, and certainly had more glitches than we anticipated but we did deliver a system. >> do you think glitches is a proper to use to describe the roll out? >> i think there are problems. >> problems president obama obama admitted to. >> i think we under estimated building th the website to works it should. >> the president has hired outside help to fix it. erica ferrari, al jazeera. >> twitter says it now is going to be tougher to spy on its users. the micro blogging site said it has set up it's encryption standards. it's is enabling a technology for traffic that is going through its site. this is the latest effort to improve security after leaked nsa reports spying on digital content. >> meteorologist: well, if you stepped outside across the northeast you can see for yourself it's an absolutely beautiful day, brilliant high pressure meaning not many clouds in the skies, and plenty of sunshine to go around. however, bet
.gov website. kathleen sebelius told a senate committee after hundreds of fixes, the website still needs repairs but should not be taken offline until the fixes are complete. >> delaying the affordable care act won't delay cancer, diabetes or clost real screenings or prenatal care. for many americans, delay is not an option. >> sebelius was warned lawmakers don't want to wake up at the end of november and find out, as he put it, we're not there yet. >>> the first casualty of the officials behind the troubled plague health insurance website. the centers forç medicare and medicaid website announced that tony trinkle will leave this month and head to the private sector. >>> expenses caused a sharp drop in humans proch fits and lowering the 014 profit outlook because of lower than expected enromment from the exchanges but the weak outlook didn't weigh on the stock. it popped 2% to $95.87. >>> whole foods market says sales growth is slowing, same store sales rose 6% in the fourth quarter but that was the slowest pace of the year. the largest u.s. natural organic grocery chain is lowering sa
's not derailed or defunded he doesn't care what kathleen sebelius is doing. he doesn't care. >> his numbers are down to lowest ever 42%. according to the nbc "wall street journal" poll. is the obama administration losing credibility? former senior advisor president reagan pat buchanan joining us. nice to see you, pat. >> good to see you, greta. >> flippant or does he care? >> he is arrogant. the president of the united states unbelievably. he deliberately mislead, deceived the american people about whether or not they could keep their healthcare and this is suddenly discovered and blown up and said don't worry about it, these are bad apple insurerrers. you can do away with those policies. we can get you new ones. the more serious thing here is, really, this is a manifest act of incompetence on the part of the administration. but more seriously it goes to his credibility, which goes to character, which goes to integrity. last week, the president of the united states left office because he had failed to tell the truth about a major matter we are told three years mislead presidential the peopl
, kathleen sebelius is also on the road today. earlier today in atlanta, sebelius acknowledged problems once again with the affordable care act's online marketplace without backing down. >> we have had inexcusable technology problems with healthcare.gov. we are making progress towards fixing them but the new law is more than a website. >> meanwhile, back in washington, a group of republican senators, there they are, calling for sebelius to be fired. all the way to the gulf coast the president's staff once again assuring reporters quote, nothing has changed. nothing has changed in the president's full confidence and secretary sebelius' ability. the comments come on the heels of that exclusive interview that president obama gave chuck todd late thursday. he took blame for the website's failures and also apologized to americans whose insurance has been canceled. >> still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assur
person, kathleen sebelius said today. >> well, there isn't, i would say, at this point a specific plan. we're looking at a number of options where there may be an opportunity for that number of people to look at plans that they have right now, but there isn't any specific proposal at table immediately. >> well tonight, two republican senators are using new numbers to suggest that obama care is not working. senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us now. the news doesn't seem to be getting better for obama care. the initial enrollment numbers are expected to be low but the numbers there in washington d.c. are pretty stunning. >> they are depressingly low, anderson. we have letters prom people that participate in the obama care exchange in the district of columbia and released by senators. i have one in front of me right now. it says that they have up until october 24th of this year only blue shield. that the a very dismal performance. i will tell you house republican haves been eager to get their hands on these enrollment numbers and issued a subpoena to have them delivered by
though kathleen sebelius could not do it in 30 months it begs question where they had todd park hiding for the last 30 months, i know that lady on obamacare web site went missing for a period of time. if he is the smartest kid in the class, where has he think about for the last 30 months? they will be security issues. as i said yesterday, best thing kathleen sebeliu has going for her right now is fact that web site does not work, because once it works, you can get on, and figure out your coverage is worse and your prudentialiums arpremiums arehigher there willr mutiny. lou: the idea that this is just a web site problem. but not a problem with the model, and misalignment of incentives and a misreading of the marketplace. there have to be incentives as well as mandates to make it work it is possible that speaker boehner said it correctly. this is looking a little bit like ruination for obamacare itself. >> your reaction? >> there are voices that were barn warning, we were called arsonist and terrorists. but reality is, we begged this administration to postpone obamacare because it was no
kathleen sebelius said about the digital architecture. >> we are definitely on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month. that was our commitment. and our experience. we have added hardware. we added software. we are continuing to work on the parts of the website that were too confusing to people. and -- well beyond december 1st, those improvements will continue. i would urge -- you and your -- folks on the ground, to not hesitate to recommend that people go to healthcare.gov and get signed up. that experience is currently working much better and it will continue to work much better. >> that is the key? >> that is the key. what she said is important. i have been tough on affordable care. quite broken since the beginning. digital architecture was flawed when it emerged. i think fundamentally. folks eventually, the obama administration knew that. they stopped. this was a really important change in the rhetoric they put their communications plan on hold. their whole big outreach effort. and they did not recommend people go. they were very c
, software issues, many of which need to be fixed. this from kathleen sebelius. warning earlier this week, quote, this isn't a magic turn-on switch. the experience is improved every day. from not working at all in the beginning of october. the president, being optimistic today encouraged people who backed the law to talk up the advantages of health care over the thanksgiving holiday. asking them to try to convince their relatives to go enroll. although if the anyone needs help with insurance and enrolling while the turkey is roasting, don't call the call center. it will be closed tomorrow. you can't make this stuff up. the biggest news of all came just hours ago when the administration announced millions of american workers will be blocked from using the website all together told they cannot, should not and will not be permitted to use the online health care.gov option until november of next year. by the way, it will be after the midterm elections. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for president george w. bush. it's usually no accident when they release news like this late in the da
drive issues, software issues, many of which need to be fixed. this from kathleen sebelius. warning earlier this week, quote, this isn't a magic turn-on switch. the experience is improved every day. from not working at all in the beginning of october. the president, being optimistic today encouraged people who backed the law to talk up the advantages of health care over the thanksgiving holiday. asking them to try to convince their relatives to go enroll. although if the anyone needs help with insurance and enrolling while the turkey is roasting, don't call the call center. it will be closed tomorrow. you can't make this stuff up. the biggest news of all came just hours ago when the administration announced millions of american workers will be blocked from using the website all together told they cannot, should not and will not be permitted to use the online health care.gov option until november of next year. by the way, it will be after the midterm elections. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for president george w. bush. it's usually no accident when they release news like t
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
. >> we go back to capitol hill. no laughs there. kathleen sebelius once again was in the hot seat. max baucus who heads up the senate finance committee where she sat down at the witness table yesterday, remember he helped write the law. the last time she was there, he referred to the affordable care act implementation as a potential train wreck. he said he was unhappy with it. but bill nelson, the democrat from florida, summed it up when he was talking about the contractors responsible for the affordable care act website. he said, quote, i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. she would not agree to that. >> john cornyn actually -- this is the most incredible thing today. he actually -- john cornyn -- gets in there and says i have a simple question. the people that will have all of our information, which we're assuming might be at risk, is there a background check on them. listen to this conversation. >> isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal --
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